Being north of the border can sometimes be a blessing and a curse for most Canadians. With regards to technology, it’s mostly a curse. We find ourselves having to wait on a handful of companies to bring the best technology to us, which usually ends up being a monumental task, and costly adventure given our vast real estate to cover, much smaller population, and stricter Government policies.
Rogers Wireless is one of the major players in Canada wide mobile technology, and thankfully, they’ve began testing with 4G in Ottawa, Ontario. Rogers Communications Inc also stated that they have already been working on Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology and will soon expand this across the nation.
Well, it’s NFL Sunday, and I don’t know about you all, but I like…no, I need to keep on top of the latest happenings while the games are on.
Aside from having a 6 x 40″ screen setup in our living rooms to keep all the games on at once, we can use our trusty Android apps to keep us informed on the latest injury report, touchdown, field goal and coach sideline meltdown. To add to that, I like to keep current, not have to wait on a 15 minute refresh for data.
This review is on the Score Mobile Android App from Score Media Inc. I installed this app late last night and set my teams, leagues and favorites up in a matter of seconds. In other words, it was a great, easy to use interface.
It seems that the Nexus One isn’t extinct to the general public after all, well, in Canada at least. Canadian carrier Moblicity has announced they will be offering the Nexus One to their customers, but with a small catch. The device comes sans any subsidies, so customers will have to fork out $550 Loonies (or 225 Toonies) to get one.
Of course, the Nexus One will ship with Android 2.2, and is likely to be first in line when 3.0 (Gingerbread) comes out. Continue after the break for the full presser.
So, you live in Canada and want to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy Tab, eh? Well, thanks to Rogers and Bell, you’ll be able to do just that. Samsung has announced they will be offering the Android 2.2 tablet in Canada later this year, but have given no indication as to exactly when, or for how much.
Continue after the break for the full presser from Samsung.
The Motorola Charm, the tiny Android phone from Motorola, will be available in Canada via Telus. The price of the phone will be $29.99 on a 3-year contract. The phone packs a 2.8″ touchscreen and a 3 megapixel camera. Press Release after the break.
Canadian Wireless Carrier, Manitoba Telecom has launched their first Android based device, the HTC 6250. This is a welcome addition I am sure to MTS subscribers. The device is not available on their site as of yet but you can get one from your local stores. The device will run you $99.99 for a 2-year contract and $199.99 for a 1-year commitment.
- Android OS
- HTC Sense UI
- 3.2″ 320 x 480 HVGA capacitive touchscreen display
- 5 megapixel camera with auto focus
- WiFi 802.11 b/g
- G-sensor digital compass
- Bluetooth 2.0
- 512 MB of internal memory (expandable to 32 GB via microSD)
- 3.5 mm headset jack
As Samsung continues it’s universal domination with a single handset, it looks like Bell is the latest carrier to be assimilated – er, graced with the presence, that is… of the Samsung Galaxy S, this time shining through as the Vibrant (like T-Mobile).
The wireless carrier is offering the phone for $149 on a 3-year contract, or $499.95 without a commitment. Another pretty cool deal: They’re offering up a pair of tickets, airfare and accommodations to go see Lady Gaga if you purchase one soon.
So what are you waiting for? Go check out the deal at the source link listed below.
[via Bell Canada]
If you haven’t checked out the Telus website today then you might have missed the HTC Desire sitting nice and pretty in the smartphone section which is available today. The phone is available from $80 with a 3-year contract, and includes a charging cable as well as an 8GB SD Card in the box. The webpage lists features like 7 homescreens, live social media updates, viewing rich webpages with flash support, and access to many Android apps. The phone is pretty standard on the hardware front; 3.7″ 800×480 LCD screen, 512 RAM, and ROM, as well as a 5 MP camera. Pretty good for $80. What do you think? Are you getting this phone? Let us know in the comments!
The Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung’s seemingly innocent attempt at taking over the mobile universe, is now on it’s way to another carrier. Looks like Bell will be carrying the increasingly popular handset for $149.99 on a new 3 year contract. The handset coming to Bell seems to be the full on Galaxy S experience, complete with front facing camera, instead of the pseudo-complete version at T-Mobile, slated the Vibrant.
The handset can be purchased contract-free for $499.99. Not a bad price in our opinion, considering everything you get under the hood. The device has been announced to be available ala Bell August 6th. For official pricing and date, check out the source link below.
[via Bell Canada]
Rogers, one of the most popular carriers in Canada, is slated to be releasing a $40 wireless plan, tailored specifically for students. Among the phones in this plan are three Android phones, one of which (The Motorola Flipout) is a newcomer to Rogers’ game. The $40 plan includes:
- Unlimited My4 local calling
- Unlimited texting
- Unlimited Picture and Video Messaging
- Unlimited Social Networking on Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
- Unlimited Talk Evenings and Weekends